This site is made available for public non-profit use, that is, by individuals, universities, research institutes and hospitals and medical practices which are non-for-profit. The site makes possible downloads of a spreadsheet calculator which produces 6-year lung cancer risk (probability) estimates according to the Tammemagi 2012 (PLCOM2012) Lung Cancer Risk Prediction Model, the details of which were published in
Tammemagi MC, Katki HA, Hocking WG, Church TR, Caporaso N, Kvale PA, Chaturvedi AK, Silvestri GA, Riley TL, Commins J, Berg CD. Selection Criteria for Lung-Cancer Screening. New England Journal of Medicine. 2013;368(8):728-36.
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The content of the CancerPredictionResearch website is based on scientific research. But information provided here should not be substituted for a medical examination or physician’s advice, diagnosis or treatment. Your doctor is the most appropriate person to provide you with guidance on specific health issues. If you are currently ill or have symptoms, seek the help of your health care provider. If you are a current smoker, one of the most important health decisions you can make, is to quit smoking. Your doctor should be able to provide you with help to accomplish this more successfully. No cancer prediction model is 100% accurate. It is important to appreciate that some individuals with low predicted risks will develop lung cancer, and not all individuals at high risk will develop lung cancer. We provide the Lung Cancer Risk Prediction Calculator as a public service only and you use it at your own risk.
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